Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

Not understanding

Maybe a 100 die in Iraq and Israel/Lebanon a week, but
10,000 people a week seems like a lot more.

I wonder why there hasn't been the focus because it is inward driven?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/01/AR2006090101453.html

"mortality in Darfur over the next year could exceed the present death toll of about half a million human beings, some 10,000 people a week."
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 5:26pm
they're foreigners, right?  do they have any oil?
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 20th, 2006 5:34pm
Yes they have oil, and it is locked up in contracts with the Chinese.
Permalink Peter 
September 20th, 2006 5:39pm
ah.  same thing really.  its not like we can risk upsetting the chinese.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 20th, 2006 5:49pm
Because it is in Africa?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 5:50pm
Because the Chinese fund the mad spending spree by the irresponsible drunken loonies in the current administration by purchasing t-bills and t-bonds.
Permalink Peter 
September 20th, 2006 6:04pm
And parts of africa haven't exactly been cash cows for other nations or political buying pieces.

Getting involved in the whole Iraq/Iran/Israel all have some political pros/cons blah, blah that Darfur wouldnt get.

That is how the political uppity-ups will view it.
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 6:08pm
Mostly becasue it is the middle of bloody nowhere, it's a complete bastard to get journos into and film back from and there's no large Darfurian emigre community around the world to kick up a stink...and yes, no major government has a strategic interest in what happens there.

If the West had one of its periodic moral high ground moments and tried to send in troops it would have no support from neighbouring countries.  Sudan would immediately play the "return of the colonialists" card and no local government wants to establish a precedent for the West to come in and stop them shooting whoever they damn well please.
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
September 20th, 2006 6:17pm
Because "Arabs" are doing it and it's better to be culturally sensitive and not say anything bad about Islam.

Who knows, if someone did say something bad about Islam, or how radical Islam today is actually head and shouldes worse than Americanism, maybe 20,000 people would die a week.
Permalink who knows 
September 20th, 2006 6:18pm
aren't they doing "Darfur" on shows like ER and House?
Permalink Kenny 
September 20th, 2006 8:43pm
Well as long as ER is addressing the issue, I don't see any reason for the State Department to get involved.
Permalink cpm 
September 20th, 2006 9:16pm
The US will never do anything in Africa or South America. There is no real economic or political interest to get involved.
Permalink hello. 
September 20th, 2006 10:58pm

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